February 22, 2014

Canadian Screen Week 2014 | FanZone Confirmed Stars (February 22-23, 2014)

As part of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television‘s festivities for Canadian Screen Week, ACCT’s second annual FanZone will be held at Toronto, Ontario’s Eaton Centre, from 11 AM ET to 1 PM ET. Among the confirmed personalities for FanZone – so far, all from Canadian television:

Amazing Race Canada: Jon Montgomery
Big Brother Canada: Peter Brown, Gary Levy
Cracked: David Sutcliffe
Heartland: Amber Marshall
Rookie Blue: Missy Peregrym
Seed: Carrie-Lynn Neales, Adam Korson
Spun Out: Dave Foley

FanZone is a free event, leading up to the second annual Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Entry for FanZone is not guaranteed, and ACCT does not accept advance reservations. This is strictly a photo event; autograph hounds will have to look elsewhere – maybe hit up whoever decides to attend the 2014 Toronto Comicon, for instance. Christian Potenza and Terry McGurrin are Canadian television personalities, too.

FanZone’s full lineup will be officially announced by ACCT on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Until then, check the ACCT’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as the #CdnScreen14 and #FanZone tags on Twitter.

This article will be updated on Sunday, February 23, 2014, in the event more personalities are announced ahead of FanZone’s full lineup.

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November 13, 2013

News: November 13, 2013 Canadian Television Press Release Potrzebie

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News: November 12, 2013 Canadian Television Press Release Potrzebie

I used to link to press releases on Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.  As an experiment – and since my attempts at non-Twitter-based social media come up croppers – URBMN will publish roundups of Canadian television press releases.  People like it when you regularly update a site.

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November 8, 2013

News: Canadian International Television Festival announces inaugural schedule

Barring any last-minute changes, I plan to attend the inaugural Canadian International Television Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The festival runs from November 15-17, 2013; the public portion of the festival runs from November 16-17, 2013.

Upcoming Canadian television shows to be showcased at the inaugural CITF include:

  • 19-2 (November 16; 10:00 AM-1:00 PM).  This is part of a larger panel covering The Amazing Race Canada and Degrassi.
  • Bitten (November 16; 10:00-11:00 PM)
  • Sensitive Skin (November 16; 4:00-5:00 PM)
  • Spun Out (November 16; 8:00-9:00 PM)

The Royal Canadian Air Farce will celebrate its fortieth anniversary on November 16, from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Other events include binge viewing of Sherlock‘s (November 16; 10:00 AM-3:00 PM) and Orphan Black‘s (November 16; 6:00 PM-11:00 PM) first seasons, a bravoFACT short film showcase (November 16; 4:00-5:00 PM), a Bill Brioux discussion on NBC’s fall 1966 preview reel (November 17, 1:00-2:00 PM), and an advance screening/Q&A session based around Murdoch Mysteries (November 17, 4:00-6:00 PM).  The festival closes with the Canadian debut of Sky Arts’ 2012 four-part limited series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook (November 17, 7:00-9:00 PM).

Tickets for the festival are free.  There is a $1.00 surcharge per ticket, for advance online orders.  The Canadian International Television Festival revealed its finalized lineup on November 7, 2013.

I recently wrote an article for TV, Eh? about the Canadian International Television Festival.  To be fair, I wrote the article before plans were finalized for the CITF.  Now that the CITF has a definite form, I’m glad to see the festival on track for next week.

While I can’t claim that the CITF’s overall promotion is ideal, with the majority of the news announced after October 29, 2013, it is a free festival promoting Canadian programming.  If the CITF creates positive word-of-mouth for the programs it promotes, then it does its job.

CITF’s website is at citf13.tv.

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June 3, 2011

Upfront Week: Lloyd Robertson’s final newscast; Corus, Channel Zero and CTV news

The most major news first: Lloyd Robertson’s last-ever newscast will be September 1, 2011.  Nothing’s going to top that, so here’s some news from the past two days that I haven’t covered yet.

News NOT about Lloyd Robertson

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May 31, 2011

Upfront Week: Murdoch Mysteries to earn 5th season; Shaw Media upfront news

Long day for me.  Let’s get right to what you love: highlights.

Murdoch Mysteries; Shaw fun inside

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May 30, 2011

A note on where I’ll be within the next two weeks.

Filed under: URBMN 2008- — Tags: , , — Cameron Archer @ 9:41 pm
I will be attending the Shaw Media upfronts tomorrow, as well as the CityTV Summer in the Square.  I might also be at the 2011-12 CBC Fall Preview on June 8.  I will do at least one special article on these upfronts, and hope to line up at least one interview within the next two weeks.

If you don’t see an update from me on May 31, despite Shaw Media having some new American tinkertoys to play with, I’ll be away from home and/or a computer.  I plan to update more than usual during 2011′s Canadian upfront week.  Stay tuned.

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Upfront Week: CTV Two to debut fall 2011; Comedy Network summer schedule highlights

It’s upfront week.  The major Canadian media companies want to reveal their new wares, mostly American, to the overfed masses.  To that end, most of this article is about The Comedy Network, and unrelated to the fall 2011-12 season.  CTV’s unloading its big guns Thursday, but at least one major news story has already been offed.

Major news story after the jump

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